* This is a remarkable work and something quite unique that I've not come across before (and believe me I've seen most ideas). There is a huge appetite for devotional type books and I'm sure that this one will appeal to many people. Russ Burg (USA)
* One of the most interesting devotionals ever! As a huge fan of all things Narnia, I am so grateful for this deeper aspect of the truths in C.S. Lewis' stories. Geoff Waugh did a great job in crafting such a book as this. What a wonderful addition to any collection, and an inspiration to know Jesus more deeply. Belinda S. (USA)
* Whether you are familiar with Narnia teachings, or this is new to you, Geoff Waugh faithfully puts together the many layers of meaning in the significance of the Lion Aslan as portrayed in each of the books of the series. This is a great companion when you read, and is a stand-alone teaching on the depths of meaning that C.S. Lewis weaves into Aslan's character. Definitely worth your time. Steve Loopstra (USA)
* Great study that gives a deeper understanding of Christianity. Would make a great home group Bible study. Lyn Haack (Manilla,Australia)
* I like it. I especially like the simplicity of expression. These days,with surface thoughts the order of the day, to be guided to look for depth of thought is an invaluable prompt to search for satisfying meaning. Lilian Fleming (Sydney, Australia)
* As a child I fell in love with the classic children's book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. It is good that it seems just as popular today. Yet many people miss the deeper references Lewis constantly alludes to in the plot of this book.This is where the book by Geoff Waugh proves to be an invaluable companion. He shows how at nearly every step the hidden story Lewis was alluding to takes shape. If you are not familiar with the Christian background details you will be endlessly fascinated. Philip Waugh (Springwood, Australia)
C. S. Lewis wrote:
The whole Narnian story is about Christ ...
The whole series works out like this.
The Magician's Nephew tells the Creation and how evil entered Narnia.
The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe, the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Prince Caspian, restoration of the true religion after corruption.
The Horse and His Boy, the calling and conversion of a heathen.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the spiritual life.
The Silver Chair, the continuing war with the powers of darkness.
The Last Battle, the coming of the Antichrist, the end of the world and the Last Judgment.
From the Author
C.S.Lewis encouraged readers to discover the hidden story. He replied to Hila, an 11 year old girl who wrote a letter asking about Aslan's other name: "As to Aslan's other name, well I want you to guess. Has there ever been anyone in this world who
(1.) Arrived at the same time as Father Christmas.
(2) Said he was the son of the Great Emperor.
(3) Gave himself up for someone else's fault to be jeered at and killed by wicked people.
(4) Came to life again.
(5) Is sometimes spoken of as a Lamb (see the end of the Dawn Treader).
Don't you really know His name in this world."
Most children did. Many adults did not.
Lewis was still answering letters during the month before he died. One written to a girl, Ruth, dated 26th October 1963, says: "If you continue to love Jesus, nothing much can go wrong with you, and I hope you may always do so. I'm thankful that you realized [the] "hidden story" in the Narnian books. It is odd, children nearly always do, grown-ups hardly ever."
Here is my summary about Jesus as reflected in Aslan.
The triumphant Lion of Judah features this way in these stories:
Creator and Sustainer in The Magician's Nephew.
Saviour and Redeemer in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The Way, the Truth and the Life in The Horse and His Boy.
Restorer and Commander in Prince Caspian.
Guide and Guardian in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Revealer and Victor in The Silver Chair.
Judge and Conqueror in The Last Battle